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10/02/2014http://www.nbc.edu/schedule/online-courses.php

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MPP1021 - Communicating with Spoken and Written Language

Course Description

An introduction to the essential elements and processes of composing and developing the skills necessary for written and spoken communication.

Course Objectives

Intended Learning Outcomes

  1. Increase effectiveness in oral and written communication skills
  2. Improve accuracy in grammatical skills for both writing and speaking
  3. Learn and employ tools and techniques for organizing and outlining written and oral communication
  4. Learn the basics of good oral communication including the principles of persuasion
  5. To convincingly communicate God's mission to His people

The following competencies as outlined in the U.S. Sourcebook for Ministerial Development to meet the educational requirements for Ordination within the Church of the Nazarene will be achieved by completing this course:

  • Ability to communicate publicly through multiple methods (oral, written, media, etc.) with clarity and creativity for the sake of fostering meaning (CP1).
  • Ability to write clearly and in a grammatically correct manner in the modes of discourse used in the ministry (CP2).
  • Ability to speak coherently and cogently in the modes of discourse appropriate for the various ministry contexts (CP3).
  • Ability to synthesize, analyze, reason logically for discernment, assessment, and problem solving, and live with ambiguity (CP10).
  • Ability to analyze the validity of arguments and to identify their presuppositions and consequences (CP11).
  • Ability to identify and apply principles of cross-cultural communication (CX7).

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Policies

Copyright Protected Materials:
Nazarene Bible College, as a non-profit educational institution, is entitled by law to use materials protected by the US Copyright Act for classroom education. Any use of those materials outside the class may violate the law.

Academic Honesty:
Honesty in all academic endeavors is vital as an expression of the Christian life. It is required that students at Nazarene Bible College will not participate in cheating, plagiarism*, or other forms of academic dishonesty nor encourage or condone such behavior by permitting it and/or allowing it to go unreported. All assignments must be the student's original work for the course in which the material is submitted. When a student utilizes work that is not his/her own, proper credit must be given to the source of the information.

Academic dishonesty is a serious violation of morality, and academic integrity. The minimum penalty for academic dishonesty will be failure of the assignment. More stringent measures may include failure of the course, disciplinary probation, or disciplinary suspension.

*Plagiarism is using another's words or ideas as one's own work without properly crediting the original source.

For more information on plagiarism see the following: Plagiarism.

Spelling and Grammar Checker Setup:
Students are required to have Microsoft Office and turn on and use their grammar and spelling checker. For more information please see Spelling and Grammar Checker setup Instructions.

Students need to be aware that the grammar checker is not always correct. As an example it will often mark phrases in a bibliographic entry as wrong. This is because the entry is not supposed to contain full sentences. The same will often be true of outlines. Outlines and bibliographies are not necessarily wrong just because the grammar checker shows a possible error. Keep in mind that the grammar checker will not necessarily help with the creation of an appropriate bibliographic entry. Students will need to follow the style sheet instructions not the grammar checker for this particular issue.

Students should review the information on Writing Skills that includes tips for better writing and a key to how instructors will grade the six most common writing errors.

Technology Responsibility Statement:
Please review the Student Technology Responsibility Statement.

College Catalog:
For additional college policy items, please see the NBC College Catalog.

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